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42 USC Sec. 2466 Shuttle pricing policy; Congressional findings and declaration of purpose

The Congress finds and declares that - (1) the Space Transportation System is a vital element of the United States space program, contributing to the United States leadership in space research, technology, and development; (2) the Space Transportation System is the primary space launch system for both United States national security and civil government missions; (3) the Space Transportation System contributes to the expansion of United States private sector investment and involvement in space and therefore should serve commercial users; (4) the availability of the Space Transportation System to foreign users for peaceful purposes is an important means of promoting international cooperative activities in the national interest and in maintaining access to space for activities which enhance the security and welfare of mankind; (5) the United States is committed to maintaining world leadership in space transportation; (6) making the Space Transportation System fully operational and cost effective in providing routine access to space will maximize the national economic benefits of the system; and (7) national goals and the objectives for the Space Transportation System can be furthered by a stable and fair pricing policy for the Space Transportation System.

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(Pub. L. 99-170, title II, Sec. 201, Dec. 5, 1985, 99 Stat. 1017.)
CODIFICATION Section was enacted as part of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 1986, and not as part of the National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958 which is classified principally to this chapter. -MISC3- EFFECTIVE DATE Section 205 of title II of Pub. L. 99-170 provided that: ''This title (enacting this section and sections 2466a to 2466c of this title) shall apply to flights of the Space Transportation System beginning on and after October 1, 1988.''>br />